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New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified a new scheme for compensation of victims of Hit & Run motor accidents vide notification dated February 25, 2022, to cater to enhanced compensation ( from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 for grievous hurt and from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2,00,000 for death ) .
The process of applying for compensation and the release of payment to victims has also been made time-bound.
This scheme will supersede the Solatium Scheme, 1989 from April 1, 2022, onwards, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways informed in a press release on February 27, 2022.
The Ministry has also published rules on 25.2.2022 regarding creation, operation, sources of fund etc. of the Motor Vehicles Accident Fund.
This fund shall be used for providing compensation in case of Hit &Run Accident, treatment for accident victims, and any other purpose, as may be specified by the Central Government.
Read GSR 163(E) Compensation to Victims of Hit & Run Motor Accidents, Scheme 2022
Read SO 859(E)_Implementation of Section 50-57 and 93 of MV(A) Act, 2019
Read GSR162(E)_Motor Vehicles (Accident) Fund Rules, 2022